I read that one or two readers saw that I was using "smooth" round
nosed pliers. That is far from the truth in setting a Princess
stone. If those folks will look VERY CLOSELY, there are little fine
grooves at the tips of the pliers. Apparently the view was totally
obscured, hence their very specific remarks of that point!
I also refuse to use extremely large heavy pliers. They are not very
delicate in handling those fine claws. Its like using a bulldozer to
dig a hole in a flower garden! Those pointed pliers are very suitable
for my hands, but maybe not for them!
My teacher once said to me, "I don't care what you use, as long as
the job gets done!"
Why did I use the little grooves? I used them in gripping each claw,
hence avoiding any slippage when tightening the stone!
But sometimes people make up their own minds before asking why
certain things are done!
I know sometimes that photographs can be very misleading!